Sherwood School District recognizes that suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens in Oregon. Students face many pressures and stressors that, if uncared for, can amplify mental health risk factors. When students feel connected to their schools, friends, and a caring adult, they are better equipped to cope with life stressors.
Senate Bill 52, also known as "Adi's Act" was passed in Oregon in 2019. This legislation requires school districts to develop and publicly post their plan for suicide prevention. Sherwood School District board policy JHH regarding district suicide prevention was recently adopted. The plan outlined here is a component of this policy.